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November 3, 2016

In the News Today – November 3, 2016

  • More than 240 Businesses Sued For Federal ADA Violations since 2015; 40 Brought by One Pittsburgh Firm: More than 240 businesses have been sued in federal court since the start of 2015, concerning allegedly inaccessible websites for the blind. Of those, approximately 40 “nearly identical cases” have been brought in front of federal judge Arthur Schwab by Pittsburgh firm Carlson Lynch Sweet Kilpela & Carpenter. (The Wall Street Journal)
  • Proposed IRS Data Breach Class Action Tossed Due to Lack of Harm: U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer threw out a proposed class action brought by taxpayers who sued the IRS over a data breach last year that exposed tax-related information of some 330,000 people. Collyer cited the Supreme Court’s 2013 ruling in Clapper v. Amnesty International noting a plaintiff is required to show “they’ve suffered a real and personal harm traceable to the defendant’s actions.” (Law360

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